June 18, 2020
Community care service-coordination platform Unite Us announced this week that it has acquired Staple Health, a social determinants of health analytics company. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Founded in 2017, Staple Health's specialty is predictive analytics regarding the role social factors can play in various health outcomes. Unite Us was interested in adding these strengths to its...
May 28, 2020
When it comes to regions around the world where health tech is in full bloom, it would be hard not to mention Israel. Today we are seeing a rise of health IT innovation and digital health companies rising from this relatively small country in the Middle East.
That is also true when it comes to the country’s largest healthcare organization, Clalit Health Services, which is combining its swaths of...
September 25, 2019
Behavioral health and wellness prediction company Catasys has inked a deal with banking firm Goldman Sachs to secure $45 million in debt financing.
WHAT THEY DO
Catasys uses artificial intelligence and data analytics to pinpoint health plan members who may have a behavioral health condition. The idea is to catch untreated mental illness before the issue becomes worse. The system then works on...
July 8, 2019
Pharmaceutical company UCB and DEARhealth, a disease management software company, are joining forces on a new initiative aimed at predicting health outcomes for patients with epilepsy. The pair will use DEARhealth’s platform, which integrates artificial intelligence with EHRs.
“This technology will ensure that specific subpopulations within epilepsy will all receive the specific care needed for...
June 20, 2019
Facebook posts could be a window into more than just what you did last weekend. It turns out the language used in a Facebook post can predict if a user has a certain medication condition, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE.
Academics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine set out to research if Facebook posts could predict conditions that were already recorded in a...
June 13, 2019
Innovation is expensive, both in terms of budget expenses and operational burden. While it can be easy for those working within the guts of a new tool to see the benefits it could bring to their healthcare organization, these efforts will never have the chance to flourish without support from the ground up — a challenge those who have spent their last few years in healthcare analytics know all to...
March 28, 2019
When it comes to the aging in place sector within digital health, there's other companies and then there's GreatCall. From its mid-2000s roots as a "smartphones for seniors" company, GreatCall has consistently seen the direction in which the market will turn and anticipated it, often by acquiring other companies like digital mPERS company Lively and remote monitoring company Healthsense. All this...
February 21, 2019
Patients are still turning to Dr. Google to answer their health questions in the days before their condition takes a turn for the worse, according a study recently published in BMJ Open.
However, that same online behavior could be an opportunity to anticipate and improve care, with the study’s authors noting that a substantial number of ED patients with a Google account are open to their search...
February 7, 2019
This morning Seattle-based startup KenSci, maker of a risk prediction platform for healthcare, announced that it has scored $22 million in Series B funding, bringing the company’s total funding to $30.5 million. Polaris Partners led the round, with participation from Osage University Partners and Mindset Ventures.
What they do
KenSci uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to identify...
October 23, 2018
Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia was able to save $4 million in prevented readmissions by using a combination of AI-driven predictive analytics and patient-level community interventions.
At the HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum in Boston today, Robin Frady, executive director of business and clinical intelligence at Grady, described her team’s approach to AI when they started...